Over the past year, Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons have become creative forces to be reckoned with in the world of comic book movies. Both have major projects in the works -- Miller's "The Spirit" and Gibbons on "Watchmen" (which he co-created) -- and, thanks to their respective, storied careers, both have plenty more where that came from in terms of groundbreaking comic book work. But what about a possible team-up between these two comic titans?
When DigitalSpy.co.uk recently asked Gibbons what he'd like to work on after "Watchmen," the acclaimed artist hinted at the possibility. "There was a series I did with Frank Miller called 'Martha Washington,' which in fact is longer than 'Watchmen,' it's about 500 pages. Frank's enjoying a certain amount of success in Hollywood and I wouldn't be surprised if something happens with that. I think that would make a great movie."
Miller has already mentioned in a recent interview that an adaptation of his and Gibbons' "Martha Washington" is already in development, saying, "It’s just a matter of finding the right venue, because ‘Martha Washington’ isn’t a movie, it’s a series. It would have to be like 12 episodes to fit the whole story in. I would not let it be truncated."
Regardless of the outcome, Gibbons would love to be onboard to help tell the story of an African-American woman who enlists in a reinvented version of the US Army, and thinks that with his new Hollywood clout, Miller would be ideal to tackle this in today's world.
"People misunderstand Frank, they think he's very grim and right-wing, but he's got his tongue very firmly in his cheek," said Gibbons. "'Martha Washington' is a war story, but it's quite satirical and I think has a strange resonance with what's happening in the world today."
Would you like to see "Martha Washington" make it to theaters next? Or is there another work by Miller or Gibbons you'd like to see get the Hollywood treatment? Talk it up in the comments.